Lightning protection products target RF communication networks

December 03, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Times Microwave Systems has introduced the Times-Protect LP-18-400-N series of DC pass RF lightning and surge protection products with a frequency operating band from DC to 6000 MHz.

This bidirectional design with either a type N male or type N female connector on one end can be directly attached to LMR-400 cable via the same standard EZ non-solder interface used on other EZ-400 non-solder style connectors and utilizes the same CST-400 prep tool and either the CT-400/300 crimp tool or combination of the HX-4 crimp handle and Y1719 (0.429” hex) crimp dies for installation.

The protector which handles up to 150 W of RF power and allows for up 72 V of DC voltage to be supplied on the center pin of the coaxial cable eliminates the two connectors normally needed thereby reducing insertion loss, return loss and lowering cost. The LP-18-400-N series is the perfect RF equipment protection solution for any application requiring RF only or RF plus DC voltage and current to power tower top mounted electronics.

The LP-18-400-N body is IP67 rated making it suitable for outdoor as well as indoor installations and its white bronze plated housing ensures durability and long life.